This World Cup of Hockey thing isn't the worst thing ever. Many people said Sweden's win over Russia was dull, but it's odd, when your team wins, your two favourite players score the goals and the only guy you like on the losing team was good, it's really fun watching a dull defensive shut-down game.
World Cup Things
WIIM have a recap of the Russia-Sweden game. Sweden won that one 2-1.
Auston Matthews crowd favourite in North America World Cup win. From the Toronto Star. North America won it 4-1; it just felt like it was 14-1.
Brooks Laich and his three very Nordic sons went to a hockey game to watch Uncle Leo play. Someone tell NHL.com I have a sitcom idea for them.
Uncle Leo was busy.
ref cam view of Komarov hit on Ekblad pic.twitter.com/EIdlpMYEn9— Stephanie (@myregularface) 19 September 2016
Auston showed off.
Auston Matthews. pic.twitter.com/K3PZDunefB— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) 19 September 2016
You know how sometimes you think a guy was dominating a game, but you aren't sure if it's your own desire colouring your view?
Rookie Tournament Things
Leafs rookie tournament wrapped up with the Marlies, er, Leafs going 3-0, vanquishing all foes. J.P. has your recap from yesterday.
Bracco took a puck in the face on Saturday but was okay for Sunday's game.
Bracco with some stitches in his lip from yesterday. Said it's a first for him. "My mom doesn't like it too much."— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) 18 September 2016
Mark Hunter offers some tantalizing hints here that some of those rookies may have played their way into the Leafs' training camp. Expect to hear details on camp soon, maybe today.
Sweeping rookie tournament step in right direction for Leafs. From the Toronto Sun.
Other Leafs Things
Will The Leafs Keep Komarov Past Current Deal? From Editor in Leaf.
Post more Auston GIFs in the comments and you'll be banned.